Elecom “Un Photoalbum” is more than just a photo frame

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(credit: Elecom) Elecom “Un Photoalbum” Digital Photo Frame | ¥tba | www.elecom.co.jp

honestly, i am not sure if digital photo frame is still a rage these days but nevertheless, we still appreciate a nicely designed digital photo frame with good features and specifications to match. earlier this month, Elecom has announced its latest digital photo frame that it dubbed as the “Un Photoalbum”. it sports a 8-inch TFT LED backlit LCD that has a 1280 x 768 resolution and it fully capable of display photos, playback of audio and video files. the frame itself has an internal 2-Gb storage but more capacity can be achieved through media slot that supports SD, SDHC, MMC and also a mini USB port for connecting to other USB devices. Continue reading “Elecom “Un Photoalbum” is more than just a photo frame”

Nissan-built catamaran to set sail on Danish ocean

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yup, you did not hear wrongly. Nissan Design America has designed a Class A catamaran, i.e. a one-man operation catamaran, that is destined to compete in the 2011 Class A Catamaran (A-Cat) World Championship from the August 13 to 20 in Skødstrup, Denmark. incidentally, the man that will be at the helm is also the design-lead for this Nissan Catamaran project and that man is Matt Struble, the 2009 Ice Boating World Champion and current holder of the A-Cat U.S. Champion. Matt is currently the Model Realization Lead for Nissan and Infiniti products. the catamaran’s composite structure was designed and built entirely in-house, and it proves that Nissan is equally capable in designing sea flaring vehicles. the Nissan catamaran is the latest non-auto design and development project by San Diego-based Nissan Design America. Continue reading “Nissan-built catamaran to set sail on Danish ocean”

two unique 21st century Ford concepts to go under the hammer

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(credit: RM Auctions) 2001 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster Concept Car & 2005 Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept Platform | US$auction | www.rmauctions.com

in the upcoming Monterey auction organized by RM Auctions, Ford Motor Company is presenting an opportunity for motoring enthusiasts to own two unique Ford concepts. concepts going under the hammer are not a rare thing but concepts that are from present time is far and few between. the pair of concepts in question is the 2001 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster Concept Car and a race-inspired 2005 Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept Platform, and they will be presented ‘without reserve’ during the auction, with proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Continue reading “two unique 21st century Ford concepts to go under the hammer”

Limited Edition James Perse Yosemite Paddle Board

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(credit: James Perse) Limited Edition James Perse Yosemite Paddle Board | US$PoA | www.jamesperse.com

there’s nothing much to elaborate here – it is a paddle boat touched by James Perse or perhaps, we shall add that this isn’t just any paddle board, it was designed and handcrafted by one of Southern California’s preeminent shapers and glassers and its simplistic beauty is pretty mesmerizing (at least, it is to me). oh, did we mention that the Yosemite wood paddle is handcrafted with high performance matte sanded finish and reinforced with carbon fiber on its grip section? yeah, just in case you get too intense in your training session. beautiful. available in black, red/black, white or yellow/black but no word on the price as orders have to be made by contacting James Perse. Continue reading “Limited Edition James Perse Yosemite Paddle Board”

Pioneer ELITE SC-57 AV receiver – multichannel prowess

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(credit: Pioneer) Pioneer ELITE SC-57 AV Receiver | US$2,100.00 | www.pioneerelectronics.com

in the A/V receiver industry, it is certainly bold to claim that one of theirs is the most powerful in the market but that’s exactly what Pioneer claimed that its new ELITE SC-57 A/V receiver is. within its standard bulk enclosure lies a nine channel system that pumps out 140 watts per channel and a new Class D3 amplification technology. as if 7-channel isn’t enough, this elite monster has nine channels and is totally capable of zoning up your home with its awesome prowess. other features of this premium AV receiver includes THX Ultra 2 Plus certification, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD decoding, 32-bit Digital-Analog-Converter, and Marvell Qdeo video processor that does video upscaling to 1080p/24fps. connectivity is in abundance, and apart from its usual audio and video connectivity, it is also WiFi and Bluetooth-ready, DLNA 1.5 certified and supports Apple’s AirPlay technology. so what’s the price of such powerful piece of equipment? the Pioneer ELITE SC-57 AV Receiver carries a hefty price tag of $2,100. ouch. another look from its back after the break Continue reading “Pioneer ELITE SC-57 AV receiver – multichannel prowess”

Sony’s new car stereos with SiriusXM and Pandora support

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(credit: Sony) Sony CDX and DSX In-dash Car Stereo | from US$70.00 | www.sonystyle.com

Sony has just announced a new line up for its car stereo which include six models that has SiriusXM satellite radio compatibility and Pandora Internet radio support. it makes perfect sense as we are already enjoying such services in our home, and why should we miss out on those services when we are commuting from point to point? but is it too late? well, perhaps not for Sony fans. among the eight models announced two models, namely, CDX-GT565UP and CDX-GT660UP supports both SiriusXM and Pandora. Continue reading “Sony’s new car stereos with SiriusXM and Pandora support”

OutRun: 80’s Arcade Game goes on the real world road

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remember the 80’s arcade game, Out Run? well, it has make its comeback, albeit not commercially, to our today’s world. however, evolution has it that it now takes on a real drivable car. simply put, it is an arcade driving game on wheels. developed by researchers from University of California Irvine’s Information and Computer Sciences department, the OutRun arcade car is built on a golf cart and has a couple of cameras mounted up front to capture the forward view, while custom software translates the view into an augmented reality view for the driver. Continue reading “OutRun: 80’s Arcade Game goes on the real world road”

Pennwick Custom Golf Carts – mini ride of luxury

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Pennwick Custom Golf Cart | from US$15,500.00 | www.pennwick.com

if you live on an unusually huge estate, then you probably would want something to save your legs the aches. a car would be nice but too big to be practical, so why not grab yourself a custom golf cart that look like your real road-going Ferrari F5? yes? perhaps the folks over at the Pennwick Custom Golf Carts will be able to assist you. currently, there are five different styles available for your choosing: Ferrari F5-inspired Sports Car, Bentley-inspired Brooklyn, 30’s Roadster-inspired Smoothster, 50’s truck-style golf cart, and a Rolls Royce-inspired Shadow. Continue reading “Pennwick Custom Golf Carts – mini ride of luxury”

KAMMOK is the new generation hammock

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(credit: KAMMOK) KAMMOK | US$85.00 | kammok.com

if you think the name KAMMOK sounds suspiciously like a hammock, then you are right. the KAMMOK is the latest in hammock innovation, utilizing light but strong and yet breathable diamond rip-stop nylon fabric called LunarWave. it surprises me that there’s even any further innovation further for a hammock but apparently, there is. the LunarWave is said to be “softer than a baby’s backside” (figuratively speaking and we are not pedophile or anything of sort) and it conforms to the shape of your body with a ‘no-tip’ design. i.e. you won’t risk falling over while you are deep in your dreamland. its thin form allows it to be stored away in its water resistant compression sack easily and the compressed size is slightly bigger than a softball and is light enough (20-oz or 567-grams) for you to bring it anywhere or anytime. Continue reading “KAMMOK is the new generation hammock”

Sesame Street PlaySkool Let’s Rock! Elmo for Preschoolers

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(credit: Hasbro) Sesame Street PlaySkool Let’s Rock! Elmo | US$69.90 | www.hasbro.com

Elmo is back and this time round, he is going to proof that he can handle more than just tickling. come this September, Hasbro will launch the Sesame Street PlaySkool Let’s Rock! Elmo. yup. this time, Rock is the path that our cute, red furry friend is taking. dressed in a concert-style tee, albeit still not wearing any pants, embarks on his musical career with his Let’s Rock musical instruments. give Elmo any one of the Let’s Rock instrument and he will “magically” (not my word, Hasbro used it in their description) recognizes them. Continue reading “Sesame Street PlaySkool Let’s Rock! Elmo for Preschoolers”